Honoring Our Patriots
The National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 9, 2016 by Jake Butler
September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which claimed the lives of 2,977 people and sparked an overseas war against multiple terrorist organizations.
Today, on Patriot Day, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pause to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks. We also give thanks to the men and women of the Armed Forces who fought in the military operations that followed.
On Sunday, you may fly your flag at half mast and you may even share a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. eastern time to honor the victims. Whatever you do, make sure you thank a military veteran. Service members lead by example, and it’s their perseverance and patriotism that helped lift America up again after 9/11, by fighting valiantly in the name of freedom.
Want to learn more about Patriot Day? Check out our infographic about One World Trade Center from last year.